We treat a range of food-related disorders defined by abnormal or disturbed eating habits and patterns. Several disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating are classified as food-related disorders.
- Anorexia Nervosa: This disorder affects men and women of all ages. The individual believes they are ‘fat’ or overweight, even to the point of seeing themselves that way in the mirror and decrease their food intake to the point of starvation.
- Bulimia Nervosa: This disorder also affects men and women of all ages. The individual habitually overeats beyond the point of fullness often gorging themselves and then purges or vomits to relieve themselves of the food intake.
- Binge Eating: This disorder also affects both men and women. Individuals overeat and gorge themselves with food but do not induce purging or vomiting for relief. Binge eating brings on another health issue of obesity with the disorder.
Eating disorders can be treated therapeutically with individual and group therapy. Binge eating must also address the medical issues associated with obesity.
Eating disorders are linked to a broad range of adverse psychological, physical, and social consequences.